A thriller set on the sleeper between London Euston and Edinburgh.
KILLING THE BUTTERFLY
In Colin MacDonald 's romantic thriller, two murder witnesses are put under police protection pending the High Court trial. But something goes wrong and they have to flee, never knowing whom it's safe to trust.
02 December 2006
BBC RADIO 4
A librarian and a lawyer's PA are thrust into Edinburgh's dark underbelly after witnessing a gangland execution, in this contemporary romantic thriller.
Though nervous of the consequences, Barker and Hannah agree to give evidence against the killers and are put under police protection until the case comes to court. But news of their whereabouts reaches the killer's friends and the pair have to run for their lives, never knowing who is friend and who is foe.
Two murder witnesses are put under police protection pending a High Court trial. But something goes badly wrong and they have to flee for their lives, never knowing who it's safe to trust.
Barker ...... Simon Tait
Hannah ...... Vicki Liddelle
DCI Mulhall ...... Gayanne Potter
DS Whitton ...... James Bryce
Andrew ...... Kenny Blythe
Matthew ...... John Paul Hurley
Kayleigh ...... Laura Smales
Producer Patrick Rayner
Born and brought up in Sutherland and Caithness. He was a journalist and an award-winning radio producer before becoming a full-time writer. Radio plays are shown first on this page, followed by a few notes. Other writing credits are further down. Colin lives in Edinburgh.
Colin worked in 2004 with Portuguese director Fernando Vendrell on a feature film called "Tender & True".